Ady Endre: Leda on the Boat (Léda a hajón in English)
Léda a hajón (Hungarian)
Hurráh, jön az Öröm hajója
Leda on the Boat (English)
Hurrah, the pleasure boat has arrived
Bringing Leda at last to me.
On a splendid carpet I see
My flower-covered woman arrive
In your hair a rose, red as blood.
Do you want me? I do want you too
Hurrah, it’s been so long since we met.
Oh, dear, I feel faint here on the shore,
Oh, dear, you shall be here in no time,
I shall ask you questions, you shall chime
And so, two hungry souls shall collide
My head on the bosom I adore.
Oh no. No, don’t come. I shake inside.
Oh, dear, it’s been so long since we met.